Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Patients with Cancer: Should we Embrace it?

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Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Patients with Cancer: Should we Embrace it?
Introduction
The ethical issue of euthanasia and whether or not we should embrace it is a matter that has gained a great deal of attention in recent years as our society ages and as concerns about what to do with the terminally ill grow in stridency. Increasingly, Canadian nurses are finding themselves in a position where they must make an ethical decision that could involve conflicting sentiments vis-à-vis such issues as autonomy, justice, non-
maleficence
, and the entire concept of beneficence. When a person is in terrible pain and has no recourse from his or her suffering, a nurse may be compelled to ask whether or not breaking the law is more humane than simply...
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